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RAND energy and environmental analyses examine the implications of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment. Building on a long history of policy research, RAND helps balance the need for environmental protections and economic development.

  • The Eiffel Tower is seen in front of the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Montmartre in Paris, France, during the 2015 World Climate Change Conference, photo by Charles Platiau/Reuters

    Commentary

    The Big Bet: Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

    Jun 2, 2017

    America's formal withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement could have far-reaching consequences for U.S. global leadership on many issues, not just on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Water line repair in a city street, photo by kozmoat98/Getty Images

    Report

    Pittsburgh's Options to Address Lead in Its Water

    Jul 18, 2017

    The City of Pittsburgh is struggling to address the issue of lead in its water. It has initiated various solutions, but there is ongoing debate about whether current actions are sufficient to protect residents, which actions are proving most effective, and what new measures should be considered.

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